If you thought Record Store Day was jam-packed with great music already, here comes the granddaddy of them all. The Beatles will release a limited edition vinyl edition of “Paperback Writer” backed with the psychedelic classic “Rain” in celebration of this year’s April 17th event. The single is limited to a run of just 1,000 copies and will be presented in a vintage-style paper Parlophone house bag.
The Beatles will join a bevy of other Parlophone artists who are coming out with limited edition releases. Pet Shop Boys, Bat for Lashes, Lily Allen, Babyshambles, and Hot Chip all have vinyl singles on the way that will be sold exclusively in independent record stores. Update: Per Exclaim, The Beatles single will be released mainly in the UK, but a few copies will reportedly find their way to North American shores.
In a press release commenting on Record Store Day, Parlophone President Miles Leonard said, “Parlophone and our artists recognize the importance of our indie stores and their contribution to not only our new and developing artists but to our catalog as a whole. Being able to support this campaign with some great seven-inch releases from the Beatles to Bat for Lashes is our way of thanking them for their continued support.”